Visuteach provides an interactive online GL Assessment 11 plus verbal reasoning (VR) membership package which helps prepare for GL Assessment 11 plus verbal reasoning (VR) entrance exams and admissions assessments for grammar schools, independent schools and private schools. The membership package costs £10 for one month or £30 for six months. Visuteach’s online 11 plus verbal reasoning (VR) membership package contains twenty-four complete GL Assessment style verbal reasoning tests which should be completed in fifty minutes. Each of our 11 plus verbal reasoning tests contains eighty verbal reasoning questions which are similar to, and based upon, the questions in the official GL Assessment familiarisation practice paper packs which are sold online and in shops. Our tests are online multiple-choice tests with automatic and immediate marking.

Visuteach’s GL Assessment 11 plus verbal reasoning (VR) membership package contains one thousand nine hundred and twenty GL Assessment style 11 plus verbal reasoning questions which are presented as twenty-four fifty-minute, eighty-question tests and as ninety-six twelve and a half minute, twenty-question tests. The short twenty-minute tests are ideal for daily practice because they require less time to be set aside for learning and because they can be completed quickly. Daily practice reinforces learning and helps grasp and integrate concepts more effectively than less regular practice.

This page contains demo computer software of our online 11+ (11 plus) GL Assessment verbal reasoning (VR) membership package for grammar school, independent, private school and secondary school entrance exams. You can download a pdf file of a sample 11 plus verbal reasoning test, and answers to the 11 plus sample verbal reasoning questions are shown further down this web page.

GL Assessment Verbal Reasoning 11 Plus Demos

This is a demo showing the 21 types of question (with answers immediately after each question).

Verbal Reasoning Demo 1

This is a short 20 question, 12.5 minute timed test (with answers at the end of the test).

Verbal Reasoning Demo 2

The following demos are short untimed tests (with answers immediately after each question).

Verbal Reasoning Demo 3

Verbal Reasoning Demo 4

Verbal Reasoning Demo 5

The 21 Verbal Reasoning Question Types

There are 21 question types that can appear in GL Assessment verbal reasoning exams. (Note that these 21 types can also be considered to be 22 types, since one of the types contains two distinct question types i.e. the two types Explore the Facts and Solve the Riddle.)

The official GL Assessment Sample Pack 1 (which can be bought in shops and online) contains four 50 question tests covering Visuteach’s question types 1 to 15, and the official GL Assessment Sample Pack 2 contains four 50 question tests covering Visuteach’s question types 1 to 15 and some questions from Visuteach’s question types 16 to 21.

Visuteach’s GL Assessment verbal reasoning membership package contains a total of twenty-four 50 question tests. Questions in tests 1 to 12 are similar to the questions in the 4 tests of the official GL Assessment Sample Pack 1 (i.e. they cover Visuteach question types 1 to 15) and questions in tests 13 to 24 are similar to the questions in the 4 tests of the official GL Assessment Sample Pack 2 (i.e. they cover Visuteach question types 1 to 15 as well as types 16-21).

In addition, Visuteach’s GL Assessment verbal reasoning membership package organises and presents all of our 1,920 verbal reasoning questions by each of the 21 question types. This allows the user to focus on particular question types which present the most difficulty rather than having to take full tests which combine questions from a a number of different types.

Visuteach’s classification of the 21 question types (along with examples) is given below:

Visuteach 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Sample Test

You can download and print out a pdf file of Visuteach’s sample verbal reasoning test by clicking on the link below:

Visuteach 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Sample Test

Alternatively, you can open the 11 plus verbal reasoning sample test below. The sample test below can be displayed in full screen mode by clicking on the Full Screen icon (which has has four small white diagonal arrows) on the toolbar at the bottom of the passage. To exit from full screen mode, you can click on the Full Screen icon or press the Esc key on your keyboard.

For mobile users, you can use pinch and zoom to enlarge the text.

The answers to the sample test are shown in the tabs below.

In the following questions, two new words can be made by moving one letter from the first word to the second word. The other letters must not be rearranged, and both new words must make sense. Find the letter that moves and mark it on the answer sheet.

Example

house               for

Answer 

u (The two new words are hose and four)

beret    are

r
(The two words are beet and rare.)

dusty    ate

s
(The two words are duty and sate.)

float      pal

o
(The two words are flat and opal.)

found    got

u
(The two words are fond and gout.)

broom   tip

r
(The two words are boom and trip.)

steer    ear

t
(The two words are seer and tear.)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The alphabet can help you with the following questions.

Find the letters that complete each statement in the best way, and mark the correct answer on the answer sheet.

Example

EF is to GH

as MN is to (?)

Answer 

OP

FU is to HS
as IR is to (?)

KP

WT is to DG
as UR is to (?)

FI

(Note that this question cannot be solved by the usual forward backward movement, because none of the five answers (on the answer sheet) match such an approach. This question is a “mirror code” type question. The letter W is four places in from the right end of the alphabet and its “mirror” is the letter that is four places in from the left end of the alphabet. So the “mirror” of W is the letter D. The letter T is 7 places in from the right end of the alphabet and therefore its “mirror” will be the letter that is 7 places in from the left end of the alphabet, which is the letter G. So the “mirror” of WT is DG. So the answer to the question is the “mirror” of UR i.e. FI.)

CH is to GL
as EJ is to (?)

IN

TV is to NP
as IK is to (?)

CE

BE is to DH
as EH is to (?)

GK

NP is to KR
as SW is to (?)

PY

CL is to VN
as DF is to (?)

WH

In the following questions, three of the five words are related. Mark the answer sheet with the two words that do not go with the three related words.

Example

plate  spaghetti  pie  knife  pizza

Answer

plate  knife

church house temple tent mosque

house, tent

ship  seat  bike  hammock  car

seat, hammock

swim  novel  run  book  jump

novel, book

freezer  dish  kettle  plate  bowl

freezer, kettle

happy  ready  gay  joyful  pensive

ready, pensive

weed  water  grass  flower  rain

water, rain

scarf  watch  bracelet  silk  brooch

scarf, silk

In the following questions, choose two words, one from each group, that are closest in meaning.  Mark both words on the answer sheet.

Example

(deep    nap     keep)
(toil       best    snooze)

Answer

nap snooze

(chase   maze    brunt)
(rail        sail       hunt)

chase, hunt

(happy            best     crazy)
(depressed    mad     blue)

crazy, mad

(walk    fast     ride)
(flow     river   rapid)

fast, rapid

(ample    famous    idle)
(angry     enough    weak)

ample, enough

(loaf       bread    cake)
(sugar    tart        fruit)

cake, tart

(foil      take     make)
(give    brunt    prevent)

foil, prevent

(grill          sketch    modern)
(ancient    boil        drawing)

sketch, drawing

In the following questions, letters stand for numbers. Work out the answer to each sum, then find its letter and mark it on the answer sheet.

Example

If A = 3, B = 5, C = 9, D = 11, E = 17,
what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

A + B + C = (?)

Answer

E

If A = 3, B = 4, C = 9, D = 11, E = 15, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

E – D = (?)

B

If A = 4, B = 5, C = 6, D = 10, E = 16, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

A x B – E + C = (?)

D

If A = 3, B = 5, C = 9, D = 11, E = 17, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

B – A + C = (?)

D

If A = 2, B = 3, C = 4, D = 8, E = 11, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

A x C + B = (?)

E

If A = 3, B = 4, C = 5, D = 11, E = 17, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

A x C – D = (?)

B

If A = 1, B = 2, C = 9, D = 12, E = 16, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

D – C – A = (?)

B

If A = 3, B = 5, C = 10, D = 30, E = 60, what is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

E ÷ C x B = (?)

D

In each of the following sentences, a word of four letters is hidden at the end of one word and the beginning of the following word. Find the two words that contain the hidden word and mark these two words on the answer sheet.

Example

He was ignorant of the facts.

Answer

was ignorant

(The hidden word is sign.)

He was definitely an ambitious type.

ambitious type
(The hidden word is oust.)

So then they drove straight on.

drove straight
(The hidden word is vest.)

He was sinking lower down the ladder.

sinking lower
(The hidden word is glow.)

They grew artichokes in their garden.

grew artichokes
(The hidden word is wart.)

His report was more ambiguous about it.

more ambiguous
(The hidden word is ream.)

They said they would come another time.

come another
(The hidden word is mean.)